8 days in Darjeeling, Gangtok & Lachung Itinerary

8 days in Darjeeling, Gangtok & Lachung Itinerary

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8 days in Darjeeling, Gangtok & Lachung Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  38 h
End: Nagpur

2
nights
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Everest Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Barbotey Rock Garden, get engrossed in the history at Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghoom Museum, steep yourself in history at Tinchuley Village, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Darjeeling vacation maker website .

Nagpur to Darjeeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nagpur in March: highs in Darjeeling hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Observatory Hill ©
Observatory Hill

2
nights
Gangtok

Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Mt. Katao has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Katao, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, then take in the views from Deorali Butterfly Bridge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Teesta River.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok holiday app .

Getting from Darjeeling to Gangtok by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Teesta River
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mt. Katao ©
Mt. Katao

1
night
Lachung

Lachung ©
Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lachung trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

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